19 September 2010 – saying goodbye to wardrobe favourites

Cooking for the week

Cooking for the week

It was sort of sunny here but I spent the morning doing washing and sorting clothes. Last week I cleared out the trouser section on my wardrobe and put a ton of size 16 winter trousers on eBay. This morning I tackled the top section, dresses, jackets etc. What a revelation! I now have no smart jackets at all (hope I don’t need to go to any interviews in the near future). Luckily at Mad House, unlike my previous jobs, I no longer need to wear suits to work. I am sad to be saying goodbye to my beloved Armani jacket but I guess I will get a good price on eBay because it is in very good condition. Continue reading

18 September 2010 – Central heating blues

Shopping in the village

Shopping in the village

The sun is still shining here but it’s very cold. Of course this made getting the central heating problem fixed a bit of a priority. Winter is on the way after all. The kitchen has dried out nicely but there is still a horrible stained patch on the ceiling so I guess we need to think about getting some paint and putting that right. I wonder how many calories painting burns? Continue reading

17 September 2010 – working off the overeating

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What was I saying about doing all right last time we went to TGI Friday’s? Things were BAD last night food wise although I only had one drink. Despite gorging on sesame chicken strips and chips my calories ended up just over maintenance for the week. This was mostly because I hardly ate anything for the rest of the day plus I’ve been saving calories all week and doing lots of exercise (except yesterday) so hopefully the scales will be kind on Monday. Continue reading

16 September 2010 – TGI temptations

Not time for the gym

Not time for the gym

Last working day of the week for me today and bright outside so far. I won’t be doing much exercise today because I’m going straight from work to TGI Fridays for a team night out. With this in mind I’ve been careful with my calories all week and good with exercise so hopefully this will not mean a gain on Monday. The plan is not to go overboard with food tonight but, with the girls around, anything can happen. Continue reading

13 September 2010 – central hearing disaster and eBay

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The day started as a bit of a disaster. When I woke up there was no Commando beside me. Feeling a bit puzzled I went downstairs only to find him in the kitchen trying to mop up water. One of the central heating pipes had sprung a leak over night and water had been pouring through the kitchen ceiling for goodness knows how long. Commando had got up to use the loo and noticed the water on the bathroom floor. When I say pouring it was really more of a trickle but there was a big damp patch on the kitchen ceiling and lots of water everywhere. Continue reading

12 September 2010 – overdoing it on two fronts

Paying for a night out

Paying for a night out

Yesterday, the worrying about eating out calories had me walking for two hours with my sandbags to earn calories just in case. It was a good job I did because I ended up eating them all plus another four hundred. This was mostly down to birthday cake and champagne, plus I didn’t want to be a party pooper. Continue reading

11 September 2010 – a rant about clothes sizing

Avoiding the rain in WestQuay

Avoiding the rain in WestQuay

The south coast was wet and dull today. Last night I slept like a log and this morning I rushed through a little light housework and then went for a nice, if wet, walk into town and back. A stroll around WestQuay ended with some size 12 trousers and a nice top that actually fit really well and look nice. Although the designer size 12 jeans I got from eBay fit they are are still a bit too tight and muffin toppy for my liking but I’m working on that. Continue reading

10 September 2010 – girls night fallout

On the way to the dentist

On the way to the dentist

It was late to bed for me last night with the girls round but I was good and just had one rum and diet coke and stuck to the nuts when it came to nibbles. Even then I kept the nibbling to a minimum. This meant I stayed within calories if you don’t count the exercise ones I ate. Continue reading

9 September 2010 – feeling tired

Struggling across the bridge with extra sandbags

Struggling across the bridge with extra sandbags

This morning I cut my work out short because I was feeling a little tired. Every morning this week I’ve done my Wii Fit and used the kettle bells when doing the sit up and lunge parts. Every night I’ve done twenty minutes of step with my back pack on and I’ve marched to work every day despite drizzly weather. Continue reading